This is an analysis of the poem The Barberry-Bush that begins with:

The bush that has most briers and bitter fruit
Waits till the frost has turned its green leaves red,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbcdedeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0111111101 1101110111 0101001101 11111010101 0101010101 11010101001 110100101001 1101001111 11010101010 1111111101 11111101110 111111111 1111010111 0101111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 638
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Barberry-Bush;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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